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Pakistan Agrees To Let CIA Search Bin Laden's Compound

The compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was found and killed. (May 3, 2011, file photo.) i i

The compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was found and killed. (May 3, 2011, file photo.) Getty Images hide caption

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The compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was found and killed. (May 3, 2011, file photo.)

The compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was found and killed. (May 3, 2011, file photo.)

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"Pakistan has agreed to allow the CIA to send a forensics team to examine the compound where Osama bin Laden was killed," The Washington Post just reported, citing "U.S. officials" as its sources.

According to the Post, the team will be looking for materials that the al-Qaida leader and his follows might have hidden at the site.

American Navy SEAL commandos raided the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in the early morning hours of May 2 (local time). They carried away what U.S. officials have since described as a treasure trove of computer drives and other materials with information about the terrorist network.

Update at 1:51 p.m. ET: NPR's Rachel Martin has checked with her sources and tells the Newscast desk that "U.S. officials" confirm the news.

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